Amid the covid-19 second wave across the country, Salman Khan, on Wednesday (April 7), said that his long and highly-awaited, "Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai" might get postpone for the next Eid if the cases do not drop. However, the superstar said that if people follow guidelines and the second covid-19 wave dies down then "Radhe" is very much on for the Eid 2021 release i.e. May 13.
Maharashtra, which is the biggest market for Hindi films, is under a partial lockdown, with night curfew and weekend lockdown being imposed earlier this week to curb the virus. The restrictions will remain in place till April 30 which has forced theaters to close.
Salman was speaking at the book launch of veteran actor Kabir Bedi's memoir, titled "Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Life Of An Actor". When Bedi asked Salman about the status of Radhe, the superstar said, "We still are trying our best to release it on Eid. But if the lockdown continues, we might have to push it to the next Eid. But if people wear their masks and keep social distance, and take good care of themselves, don't go out, don't break any of these laws that the government has put on us right now, I think this (second wave) will die off really soon".
Adding that Radhe will release this Eid if the second wave of Covid-19 dies down, Salman said a lockdown will adversely affect not only the theater owners but also the daily wage workers. "If it happens, we will have Radhe in theaters in Eid. But, if the citizens do not follow these, it will not only be a problem for theatre-owners but also the daily wage workers. It is just going to be a really bad one like it was earlier. Everyone should be really serious and ensure we kill this coronavirus and move on in our lives before it kills us all".
"The most important thing is that we had promised for last Eid. That had to be postponed due to the pandemic. We then committed for this Eid. The picture will, of course, get released, and, by the grace of God, it has been made well so it will also work well. But what is important is, that people should not get corona.